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Companies should not wait to apply to set aside default judgments, says expert, after court makes clear 'Mitchell' principles apply

Companies hoping to have a default judgment against them set aside must be sure to act quickly, an expert has said, after a recent court decision confirmed what courts must consider when considering an application. 22 Oct 2014

FIDIC dispute rules need updating in light of Singapore construction dispute, says expert

Construction contract rules need to be amended to enable construction companies to enforce decisions made by dispute adjudication boards (DAB) and access money owed to them by the losers in that process, an expert has said. 23 Jul 2014

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Expert welcomes Court of Appeal's "more nuanced approach" to granting relief from 'Mitchell' sanctions

Courts should be much more ready to grant relief from sanctions for failure to comply with court orders, practice directions and rules after the Court of Appeal found that the current approach had been "misunderstood and is being misapplied by some courts",... 08 Jul 2014

Scottish government agrees to lower Court of Session case value threshold to £100,000

The Scottish government has agreed to lower the proposed value threshold below which civil court disputes would have to be heard in the sheriff court to £100,000, following concerns that a higher threshold would unfairly restrict access to the higher courts.... 17 Jun 2014

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